Pachycrocuta was a genus of prehistoric hyenas. The largest and most well researched species is Pachycrocuta brevirostris, known as the giant short-faced hyena.
It probably was a small pack hunter of large animals and also scavenged for food. Pachycrocuta was not a speedy hyena that chased down prey but had the build of a scavenger adapted to hauling off large chunks of carcasses back to the den.
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